EPL: Tammy Abraham strikes eighth league goal in Chelsea win

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Nigerian born striker, Tammy Abraham, has scored his eighth league goal of the season as Chelsea won back-to-back Premier League games under Frank Lampard for the first time with a 4-1 win at Southampton.Abraham set the Blues on their way after 17 minutes before Mason Mount doubled the lead. Danny Ings’ effort on 30 minutes gave Southampton hope but N’Golo Kante’s deflected effort before half-time gave the visitors breathing space again.Christian Pulisic, on as a substitute, found Michy Batshuayi in the 89th minute and he made no mistake to complete the rout.Victory at St Mary’s moved Lampard’s men up to fifth, with struggling Southampton still just a point above the bottom three.Abraham tested Angus Gunn with a low shot before getting the better of him following a good pass from Callum Hudson-Odoi. Abraham took a neat touch and lofted the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper and despite Maya Yoshida’s attempts to clear, goalline technology proved the ball crossed the line.Southampton were reeling and just seven minutes later, Mount grabbed his fourth of the season following a slick move. Willian pounced on poor defending and the ball eventually found Mount, who slammed past Gunn to put Chelsea in charge.Mount should have made it 3-0 but screwed wide soon after and he and Chelsea were made to pay when Ings diverted a cross from the right in to reduce the deficit.Southampton looked invigorated following Ings’ strike but were left deflated just before half time when Kante’s effort deflected past Gunn to restore Chelsea’s two-goal advantage.Hudson-Odoi almost made it 4-1 just after the break but Gunn stood firm to deny him and Chelsea closed the game out with relative ease to claim a fourth win in a row in all competitions, with Batshuayi finishing things off late on. Tags: Chelsealast_img read more

Nassau aim for Pretending

first_img The Ballydoyle handler also saddled Irish Oaks runner-up Venus De Milo and he plans to drop the lightly-raced Duke Of Marmalade filly in grade for the Group Three Irish Stallion Farms EBF Give Thanks Stakes at Cork on August 6 for her next start. “She gets a mile and a half well. She might go for the race in Cork,” he said. Just Pretending is all set to tackle the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on August 3 following her good run in the Darley Irish Oaks. Trainer Aidan O’Brien feels the daughter of Giant’s Causeway will be suited by the step back to a mile and a quarter after she finished a close third behind French raider Chicquita in the fillies’ Classic at the Curragh on Saturday evening. “We’ll bring her back to the mile-and-a-quarter race at Goodwood,” said O’Brien. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more